Today in History for 2nd September 2019

Historical Events

1192 – Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade
1870 – Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies at the Battle of Sedan
1914 – The US Treasury Department establishes the Bureau of War Risk Insurance to provide up to $5 million worth of insurance for merchant ships and their crews
1951 – Australia, NZ and US sign ANZUS-pact
1957 – 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
1990 – Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0

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Famous Birthdays

1850 – Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
1854 – Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
1925 – Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick and Duchess), born in London, England
1947 – Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
1969 – Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1971 – Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)

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Famous Deaths

1896 – Nat Thompson, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1st batsman dismissed in first Test match 1877), dies at 57
1964 – Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist, dies at 64
1982 – Tom Baker, American actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
2001 – Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant), dies from a severe asthma attack at 78
2006 – Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
2015 – Alan Kurdi, 3 year old Syrian refugee drowns off the coast of Turkey, his death and photograph prompt international reaction

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